Core Functionality

Editorial Manager® users are authors, editors, and reviewers. Authors submit manuscript files and metadata, as well as act on revision requests. Editors use the system to review submissions, assign to reviewers, and make and communicate decisions to accept, revise, transfer or reject manuscripts. Reviewers are invited to work on manuscripts, can accept or reject assignments, flag their own availability and specialties for editors, and perform and submit all review tasks right in the system.



Editorial Manager adopters include: Wolters Kluwer, Springer Nature, BMC, Geological Society of America, American Psychological Association, Endocrine Society, Wiley-VCH, Brill, Taylor & Francis, University of Chicago Press, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society of Civil Engineers, PLOS, the American Meteorological Society, Microbiology Society, and hundreds more.


Users of Editorial Manager benefit from:

  • Easy manuscript submission allowing for the capture of manuscript metadata, forms, and files
  • Reviewers  can accept or decline assignments, without even logging in, via secure deep links
  • Similarity Check, and Artwork Quality Check options instantly surface information useful to editors
  • Automatically link submitted references to CrossRef® and PubMed, and reformat to journal style
  • Save time in the reviewer discovery process with ProQuest’s Pivot™ database integrated into Editorial Manager
  • Conveniently transfer rejected manuscripts and associated reviewer comments to collaborating journals
  • Enterprise Analytics Reporting offers quick visualization of key data such as submitting authors by region or country
  • Easily ingest manuscripts from third party services such as Editage, Overleaf and ManuscriptsApp
  • Export accepted manuscripts and data to downstream production systems like ProduXion Manager
  • Manage user permissions by configuring roles for Editors-in-Chief, Managing Editors, Editorial Assistants and administrators
  • Open Access fee processing using RightsLink and other eCommerce platforms
  • Integration with standards such as ORCID, Ringgold, FundRef, JATS and CRediT
  • Personalized client service. Support centers in UK, Germany, Japan and US
  • Participation in an active and engaged user community. Three user group meetings per year, listserv and weekly webinars
  • Free functionality upgrades featured in 2-3 new releases per year